New London club reopens with full schedule including Chelina Manuhutu, Kevin de Vries and more

Orange Yard is all set to become the new home for proper house music in London. Bucking the trend for large super clubs, the compact and stylish venue offers something for those who prefer more snug club experiences. As well as an all-new terrace, it has a cosy 300 capacity club space that will cover all styles from deep to Chicago, organic to soulful. 

Say the club, “We are over the moon to be reopening on May 17th for our series of socially distanced shows, featuring international as well as local London talent.  We have recently renovated our Funktion One system to provide unmatched sound clarity across the full breadth of the dance floor, making Orange Yard the perfect space to experience house music in the West End, with an unparalleled sound and musical experience.”

To perform will be the likes of cutting-edge selector Kevin de Vries who will play for six hours in August whilst Slovenian talent Brina Knauss, who has achieved widespread notoriety and respect for her DJ skills will play on September 17th, Dutch-born, Ibiza-based star Chelina Manuhutu will show why she is one house’s hottest properties with her powerful grooves on September 24th. 

Between now and the end of summer, brands like Lost Paradiso, Frame, Eastern Grooves, La Dense, Way Out, Oscillate, Deep Into Soul, Care3, Disturbia, Concrete Music, Danza and more will also curate their own special events.

Tickets: https://ra.co/clubs/176870

Website: https://www.orangeyardsoho.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrangeYardSoho/ 
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/orangeyardsoho/

SAT, 22 MAY
Sold Out : Suburb Launch Party
Ben Murphy, One Over, Chris Gialanze

SUN, 23 MAY
One2

FRI, 28 MAY
Modern Funktion presents Endor
Endor

SUN, 30 MAY
Eastern Grooves at Orange Yard
Darrell Privett

FRI, 4 JUN
Soul In Motion: Need For Mirrors ‘Flames’ Party
Need For Mirrors

SAT, 5 JUN
Lost Paradiso
ARCHITECTS OF MINDS, Tee Tee

SAT, 5 JUN
Desti’nei with Daniel Orpi
Teddy Jiyane, Guy Mac, Daniel Orpi, Charlie Harvey

SAT, 12 JUN
Raveready (Back To The Yard)

Kirk Paten, Brian Smith, RAFE, Tilli Murphy

TUE, 22 JUN
Endless: Nakadia, Lino Fuso, Bohemien
Nakadia, Bohemien, Lino Fuso, Fiorella, Fai Faii

THU, 24 JUN

Oscillate presents: The Return

FRI, 25 JUN
Way Out, Break the Line – 1st Anniversary with Syreeta, BRADII and More..
SYREETA, BRADII, RE.KA

SUN, 27 JUN
Frame Presents: Amine Edge & Dance

FRI, 2 JUL
La Danse presents: Viken Arman, B.o.T
Viken Arman, B.o.T

SAT, 3 JUL
Deep Into Soul
Sy Sez, Craig Smith, Wez Whynt, Neil Pierce

SAT, 3 JUL
Danza X Orange Yard

SAT, 10 JUL
Crowded 004: Showcase
RomanT, KAMEROL, Greg Nox

SAT, 10 JUL
OUTRSPACE – We’ve Landed
James Dexter, Ozzie Guven, Jake Jackson

FRI, 16 JUL
FIJI EVENTS OPENING PARTY
Sam Beach, Alf2

SAT, 17 JUL
Cutting Edge Underground Series
Ross Roberts, Ben Read, Tilli Murphy

SAT, 17 JUL
10 Years of Concrete Music

SUN, 18 JUL
Care3: Summer Party

SAT, 24 JUL
Outback London
Will Taylor, MR WISKIN, JayLeeTaylor, Rennie Peters

FRI, 30 JUL
Way Out – Break the Line at Orange Yard

Savio Testa, Charlotte Van de Peer

SAT, 31 JUL
Night Dreamers Presents: Mike Dunn

FRI, 6 AUG
Allnighter // Kevin de Vries [6 Hour set]
Kevin de Vries

SAT, 7 AUG
Disturbia
Lance Morgan

SAT, 7 AUG
Raveready (Groove Down Low)
Late Replies, Brian Smith, RAFE, Kry, Max Dean, Tilli Murphy, Adam Robbo

FRI, 13 AUG
Distorsion Opening Party
Taylor Crane

SAT, 4 SEP
Pomme Frite & Concrete Music Party

FRI, 17 SEP
Night Dreamers Presents: Brina Knauss

SUN, 19 SEP
TLT London Reunion.

FRI, 24 SEP
Night Dreamers Presents: Chelina Manuhutu

SAT, 9 OCT
Labyrinth Sessions: Perel All Night Long

3,000 People Attend The First Legal Rave

The UK’s first legal club event since the coronavirus pandemic forced a national lockdown last March just took place, and the atmosphere was magic.

Earlier this month, it was announced that 6,000 people would be attending Liverpool’s Bramley-Moore Dock for two events taking place across one weekend, allowing the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) to study club environments and the spread of coronavirus.

The first rave was Yousef’s party Circus hosting The Blessed Madonna, Jayda G, Lauren Lo Sung and more. The second Circus event at Bramley-Moore Dock takes place with Fatboy Slim, Hot Since 82, Heidi b2b Jaguar, Enzo Siragusa and more.

Attendees were required to live within a Liverpool City Region postcode to be able to attend, and were also required to have a negative coronavirus lateral flow test 24 hours prior to the event. Face coverings and social distancing were not required.

Check out more photos here.

Ricardo Villalobos, The Blessed Madonna and more head to London for Amnesia x Do Not Sleep

Amnesia presents PYRAMID, a spectacular Dual Staged, Day into Night, Open Air and Indoor Warehouse Party on Friday 3rd September 2021, bringing Ibiza to London for the first time in the city since the last sell out event at Printworks in 2019. 

Programmed from midday until 10.30pm, the all-day summer party will witness Pyramid host an open air stage headlined by Ricardo Villalobos, Honey Dijon, Special Request, Mar-T b2b Luca Donzelli and very special guest, The Blessed Madonna. An indoor warehouse stage is to be hosted by Ibiza born brand Do Not Sleep with Ilario Alicante, Richy Ahmed, Marco Faraone, Sidney Charles b2b Prunk and Ray Mono. 

After so long away from the dance floor, this is set to be a show that will live long in the memory, and will be the only Pyramid show that will take place in the capital this year. Tickets start at £39.50 with a seven day window to sign up which opens on Friday 23rd April at 11am.

When both brands set to fly into London for this all-day party, you can expect the hedonistic sound of the White Isle from the island’s most famous associates.

#wearepyramid

TICKETS: From £39.50 (Seven day window to sign up for the event opens Monday April 12th at 3pm) www.amnesia.london

EVENT TIMES: 3rd September 2021 – Midday to 10.30pm (last entry 6pm)

VENUE ADDRESS: Meridian Water, Argon Rd, London N18 3BW

Amnesia presents PYRAMID
Ricardo Villalobos
Honey Dijon
Special Request
Mar-T b2b Luca Donzelli
Very Special Guest: The Blessed Madonna

DO NOT SLEEP
Ilario Alicante
Richy Ahmed
Marco Faraone
Sidney Charles b2b Prunk
Ray Mono

www.amnesia.london
www.amnesia.es
www.thedrumshedslondon.co.uk
www.donotsleepibiza.com

Volen Sentir release ‘Neunivai’ EP on Shanti Moscow Label

Shanti Moscow Radio welcomes again dream house masters Volen Sentir for three tracks consisting of perfectly escapist grooves. They are at home on labels like All Day I Dream, Lost & Found and often bring ethnic influences to their dubby beats.

Neunivai opens up with lush melodies and dreamy forest sounds drifting over a lush, bassy groove that is supple and seductive. Perfect for meditative dance, it’s a magic opener that takes you miles away from the here and now. Jivoe Serdce does the same trick, but with more dub drums and yawning pads that reach out to the heavens next to super soft bell sounds. It’s perfectly comforting and last of all the trip is completed with Uppovai (Vinyl only), featuring angelic vocals, glossy keys and more balmy pads.

Purchase: https://smarturl.it/Neunivai  

BLOND:ISH and Whitesquare feature with remixes on new Parallells release

Agoria’s Sapiens imprint welcome back Parallells with another great release, ‘Blooming Flower’ featuring two beautiful remixes by BLOND:ISH and Italian artist, Whitesquare.

The Canadian-born, Barcelona-based BLOND:ISH instils a fresh heartbeat and energy to the original, guaranteed to uplift any dance floor whilst Whitesquare brings depth allowing the vocal’s to truly take a world of their own.

Available now:
https://smarturl.it/blooming-remixes 

Ibiza will reopen outdoor areas soon

Like many other parts of the world, Ibiza is slowly – but surely – returning to normal. In fact, the Spanish island is planning to reopen bars and restaurants next month. However, only outdoor areas will be opened on March 2nd. The indoor areas will open on March 16th, if the establishment has a CO2 meter installed and COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward.

Those measures are part of the de-escalation plan of the Balearic government, published by the news outlet The Olive Press on February 18th. After months of lockdown in Ibiza, you would think businesses received this news with relief – but not that much. The Confederation of Business Associations in the Balearics declared that the de-escalation timeline is “unsatisfactory”. The reason behind this claim is that only 20% of bars and restaurants in Mallorca have outdoor areas.

Nonetheless, having people back in bars will certainly have benefits for the economy. As a matter of fact, tourism represents more than 80% of the economy in Ibiza and nightclubs are a big part of it, as edmtunes reports.

You can read more about the announcement via The Olive Press.

In October last year, it was announced that the Ibiza government has plans for rapid COVID-19 testing systems to open a tourist corridor in 2021. As reported by Nou Diari, the agreed protocol with the relative governing bodies, announced by Moroto, explains that every tourist arriving in the Balaeric or Canary Islands from another country, with an AI (infection rate) of 50 or less per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, will not undergo testing on arrival. Tourists who come from countries with an AI greater than 50 will have to present a negative test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight.

The world’s best-known party island, Ibiza has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Frequent restriction changes, extortionate fines and bans on dancing, parties and smoking have affected the music and hospitality industries hugely. But while it’s hit locals hard, the pause in summer season has also given time for a reset and for the White Isle to regenerate. In a recent feature for DJ Mag, Anu Shukla travelled to Ibiza to investigate.

Dutch government plans to allow festivals from July

Good news! This summer festival season has been blighted the world over for one very obvious reason, but The Netherlands has just offered the latest glimmer of hope after stating that they aim to get shows back on the road after July 1st.

Last month, the Dutch government announced a cancellation fund of more than €300million in order to allow event organizers to reschedule shows panned before July 1st to the second half of the year, with security that they will be covered if the pandemic stops events going ahead any time after that date.

One festival, Liquicity, which is due to take place from the 16th to the 18th July, posted a statement to their website, explaining that the Dutch government had confirmed festivals should be able to go ahead in the country from the 1st July.

“Great news: the Dutch government has announced that they aim to allow festivals after July 1,” the statement from Liquicity said. “In case of festivals still get canceled due to changing COVID circumstances, organizers are likely to be compensated for the costs. Festivals in The Netherlands are currently selling out in record pace due to this new government announcement.”

Liquicity also promised full refunds if the event should end up being canceled — “in case of festivals still get canceled due to changing COVID circumstances, organizers are likely to be compensated for the costs” — and another festival, Lowlands, has announced that two trial events will take place later this year, with 3000 participants expected to present negative COVID-19 tests on entry.

Dutch festivals that usually take place in the spring or early summer such as Awakenings and DGTL have revealed they are rescheduling to autumn in order to be covered by the cancellation fund.

Awakenings Festival will now take place across September 11 and 12, and tickets are already sold out. Its website notes: “The COVID-19 pandemic is still not over, but things are starting to look a bit brighter, so we now aim for the second weekend of September.”

Berlin clubbing won’t be back to normal until 2022

The Berlin Club Commission expects it will take nearly two more years for the city’s nightlife to return back to its pre-pandemic state, as Mixmag reports.

Pamela Schobeß, chairwoman of the nightlife umbrella organisation who also runs the club Gretchen made this prediction. She said to rbb24: “We are the first to be closed and the last to be allowed to reopen.”

Schobeß noted that events planned for March 2021 have already been postponed for a year, and called on the local and state governments to continue financially supporting the sector when the country prepares to ease restrictions, saying: “It cannot go from zero to one hundred.” Government support is currently secured until June this year.

RA spoke to a representative who agreed “2021 does not really promise to be any better than the past 2020,” adding: “What we know and appreciate as a club culture depends on intensity, closeness, contact, intoxicating nights, sharing, and exchange. As long as there is a risk of exponential infection and people die from COVID-19 every day, a return to the dance floor is not to be expected.

More than 2,500 at an illegal rave in France

French police on Saturday shut down an illegal rave in northwestern France that had been underway since New Year’s Eve in defiance of a curfew and coronavirus restrictions.

A statement from local authorities said police faced “fierce hostility from many partygoers”. At least three officers were injured while attempting to shut down the party after attendees threw objects at them. A vehicle was also set on fire.

More than 2,5000 people attended the warehouse rave in Lieuron, near Rennes in the region of Brittany. Police said a number of them were from the UK and Spain.

The ongoing investigation has not seen sanctions yet though 800 fines for COVID-19 violations and 400 fines for drug offenses have been issued. Upon discovery of the event, police blocked passage to it but somehow the trucks escaped through a single lane. When attempting to shut down the rave, “violent hostility” ensued. That included setting a police car on fire, damaging other vehicles, and spraying soldiers with projectiles. Gendarmes officers seized trucks, sound systems, and generators from the event.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Twitter that trucks, sound equipment and generators were seized at the scene and an investigation has been opened.

More than 1,200 fines were issued for non-compliance with the curfew, not wearing a mask and attending an illegal gathering, Mr Darmanin said.